The Gilded Stage

The Gilded Stage is a comprehensive tour of the world of opera.

The Gilded Stage

Author: Daniel Snowman

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848874367

Page: 300

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The Gilded Stage is a comprehensive tour of the world of opera. From its origins in the courts of northern Italy, to its internationally recognised position in modern culture, Snowman explores the social history of opera houses and impresarios, composers and patrons, artists and audiences. Even the most flamboyant composers could scarcely have imagined the global reach of opera in our own times. More opera is performed, financed, seen, heard, filmed and broadcast than ever before, and the world's leading performers are worshipped and paid like pop stars. Yet the art form is widely derided as 'elitist' and parts of the classical recording business appear close to bankruptcy. Pinpointing the scandals, forgotten history and key revolutions in the form with light erudition and a brilliant anecdotal eye, Daniel Snowman reveals that the world of opera has always known crisis and uncertainty - and the resulting struggles have often proved every bit as dramatic as those portrayed onstage.

The Gilded Age

They learned then that the stage - coach is but a poor , plodding , vulgar thing in
the solitudes of the highway ; and that the pirate is only a seedy , unfantastic “
rough , ” when he is out of the pictures . Toward evening , the stage - coach came
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The Gilded Age

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 384

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Music of the Gilded Age

Church music, marching bands, musicals, and opera are just some of the forms of music from America's Gilded Age that are examined in this volume.

Music of the Gilded Age

Author: John Ogasapian

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335525

Page: 204

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Church music, marching bands, musicals, and opera are just some of the forms of music from America's Gilded Age that are examined in this volume.

The Gilded Age

There ' s no stage or anything . " “ And if there were , stages require money . A
stage goes from Swansea , five miles from here . But it would be cheaper to walk .
” “ Father , they must know you there , and no doubt they would credit you in a ...

The Gilded Age

Author: Mark Twain

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The Gilded Stage

Matching the astuteness of Daniel Drew and the predatoriness of Commodore
Vanderbilt , they battled like railroad magnates for the control of the stage . The
survival of the fittest , in the manner in which the gilded age chose to interpret ...

The Gilded Stage

Author: Henry W. Knepler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 347

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The Gilded Age

prominent men like Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and writer Jack
London spent time riding the rails.5 Stagecoaches Although railroads were
certainly the most dynamic force transforming travel in the Gilded Age,
stagecoach lines ...

The Gilded Age

Author: Joel Shrock

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322044

Page: 313

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Describes how American culture changed during the Gilded Age, covering such topics as food, recreation, fashion, music, art, literature, travel, and the world of youth.

Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age

Leonard C. Schlup, James Gilbert Ryan. HOPPIN, AUGUSTUS HORNADAY,
WILLIAM TEMPLE. desire in discussing either author, demonstrating that silence,
fear, and ignorance continued after Gilded Age. The industrial revolution allowed
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Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age

Author: Leonard C. Schlup

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765621061

Page:

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Covers all the people, events, movements, subjects, court cases, inventions, and more that defined the Gilded Age.

Mark Twain s THE GILDED AGE

MARK TWAIN=S THE GILDED AGE: A PLAY Copyright 8 2010, Richard A.
Schwartz All Rights Reserved CAUTION: ... All rights, including but not limited to
professional/amateur stage rights, motion picture, recitation, lecturing, public
reading, ...

Mark Twain s THE GILDED AGE

Author: Richard Schwartz

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557732212

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Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age

What follows is an enumeration and explanation of several key aspects of the
Gilded Age, from its name and dates to its economics, politics, and demographics
. It will provide a broad overview of the period and set the stage for the rest of this
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Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age

Author: T. Adams Upchurch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862999

Page: 320

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The Gilded Age was an important three-decade period in American history. It was a time of transition, when the United States began to recover from its Civil War and post-war rebuilding phase. It was as a time of progress in technology and industry, of regression in race relations, and of stagnation in politics and foreign affairs. It was a time when poor southerners began farming for a mere share of the crop rather than for wages, when pioneers settled in the harsh land and climate of the Great Plains, and when hopeful prospectors set out in search of riches in the gold fields out West. The Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age relates the history of the major events, issues, people, and themes of the American "Gilded Age" (1869-1899). This period of unprecedented economic growth and technical advancement is chronicled in this reference and includes a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

The Writings of Mark Twain The gilded age

But it will not be long -- the Tennessee land " He stopped , and was conscious of
a blush . There was silence for a moment , and then Washingtonnow a lank ,
dreamy - eyed stripling between twentytwo and twenty - three years of age - said :
“ If ...

The Writings of Mark Twain  The gilded age

Author: Mark Twain

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Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

Even so, Twain's attachment to Sellers ultimately serves to disclose a double
bind faced by Americans of the Gilded Age: a moment when an enervating,
cynical detachment looked like the only sane response to political corruption, and
insane ...

Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

Author: Nathan Wolff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198831692

Page: 256

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Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age argues that late nineteenth-century US fiction grapples with and helps to conceptualize the disagreeable feelings that are both a threat to citizens' agency and an inescapable part of the emotional life of democracy--then as now. In detailing the corruption and venality for which the period remains known, authors including Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Adams, and Helen Hunt Jackson evoked the depressing inefficacy of reform, the lunatic passions of the mob, and the revolting appetites of lobbyists and office seekers. Readers and critics of these Washington novels, historical romances, and satiric romans a clef have denounced these books' fiercely negative tone, seeing it as a sign of elitism and apathy. The volume argues, in contrast, that their distrust of politics is coupled with an intense investment in it. Chapters examine both common and idiosyncratic forms of political emotion, including 'crazy love', disgust, cynicism, 'election fatigue', and the myriad feelings of hatred and suspicion provoked by the figure of the hypocrite. In so doing, the book corrects critics' too-narrow focus on 'sympathy' as the American novel's model political emotion. We think of reform novels as fostering feeling for fellow citizens or for specific causes. This volume argues that Gilded Age fiction refocuses attention on the unstable emotions that shape our relation to politics as such. It also positions this literature's fraught fascination with formal politics as a necessary counterpoint to histories of US literature that focus only on the nineteenth-century novel's anti-institutional imaginaries.

The Gilded Age of Sport

For illustration , annual Australia - wide track and field championships for twelve -
, fourteen - , and sixteen - year - old age groups and similar swimming
championships were inaugurated in 1951 . “ The size of our population , I think ,
has a lot ...

The Gilded Age of Sport

Author: Herbert Warren Wind

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 478

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Monsters of the Gilded Age

Bassam , Welling and Taft all credit him with the development of the dramatic
posing and the skillful integration of figure and ground so characteristic of his
elaborate stage pieces . Like Mora he was primarily a theatrical photographer
engaged ...

Monsters of the Gilded Age

Author: Michael Mitchell

Publisher: Gage Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 111

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